Apply Now for ICEC Scholarships for Early Childhood Employees

April 15 is the deadline to apply for Early Childhood Development Scholarships for summer classes at Ashland Community and Technical College.

The purpose of these scholarships is to give working early childcare employees the opportunity to earn additional credentials .The scholarships are available to Kentuckys child care providers who work at least 20 hours per week or provide training in early childhood development at least 12 times per year for an approved organization. Kentuckians employed as a preschool associate teacher in a state-funded preschool program are also eligible.

Recipients must be working toward an associate or bachelors degree in early childhood education or other approved credential. Depending on funding, the scholarship will pay up to $1,800 for tuition each year. Students may not take more than nine hours of classes per semester.

Summer courses in ACTCs Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Program (IECE) are Early Childhood Development and Family/Community Early Childhood Education during Summer Session I. Summer Session II courses are Literacy amp; Language in IECE and Sciences amp; Math in IECE. These classes are all online.

To apply, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and an Early Childhood Development Scholarship application. The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.gov. The scholarship application is available at www.kheaa.com.

To complete the scholarship application, students must set up a KHEAA account. After registering, sign in, then select Apply Online for Scholarships.

For more information or IECE credentials atACTC, emailRobin Johns, IECE Program Coordinator, at rjohns0006@kctcs.edu.